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Movie at the Benjamin Hooks library

This Sunday we're going to watch a film: The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today by Jay Rosenstein

"An exceptional film. Superb in situating the Court case in a historical context."
- American Bar Association Silver Gavel Awards

"A story that is beautifully rendered. While the eventual Supreme Court victory plays out in a taut dramatic presentation, the documentary is just as significant for its resonance in the contemporary moment."
- Huffington Post

"Beautifully researched"
- the Peabody Awards

"A remarkable story of how one citizen's courage and idealism profoundly affected a nation's future, this is highly recommended."
- Video Librarian, May/June 2011

"A superb new documentary. This is one... that you won't want to miss, and that you'll want your kids to see!"
- Dave Niose, President, American Humanist Association

"Why religion isn't taught in our public schools."
- Roger Ebert

"The meaning of religious establishment snaps firmly into focus with this excellent documentary on the First Amendment. Told through the eyes of this courageous family, this engaging film reveals the great difficulty—and ultimate satisfaction—of challenging society’s mores and settled law. Highly recommended.”
- Bruce Dierenfield, Professor of History, Canisius College

“An enlightening, compelling film that tells the important story of how one courageous woman stood up for the separation of church and state against all odds. It will be of great use in classes ranging from law and legal studies through religious studies and American history.”
- Avi Soifer, Dean, Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai'i

" The Lord is not on Trial Here Today' (tells) a little-known story of a woman, a court case, and a movement that changed American society forever and for the better."
-Anthropology Review Database

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  • PETER H.

    It wasn't the planned movie,however,Miss Sarah made an excellent choice!

    July 22, 2013

  • Darrell

    Sound great! How will I find you once I get to the library?

    July 20, 2013

  • Jason

    This is actually a "maybe" depending on what time I get back into town.

    July 17, 2013

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